Lemongrass Tea



On my recent trip to the Como Shambahla retreat in Bali, I enjoyed this wonderfully aromatic tea after a luxurious massage. Now that I’m home and winter has raised its chilly hand, I find myself regularly brewing myself a pot on the weekend!


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups roughly chopped lemongrass stalks
  • 1 Tbs Perfect Sweet xylitol (or to taste)


  1. Bring the water to a boil over high heat in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the lemongrass and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the tea for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Strain the stalks from the liquid. Stir in the xylitol until dissolved.
  5. Serve warm, or chill in the refrigerator and pour over ice.

TIP:   There are different parts to lemongrass.  There are tough end pieces, tender root pieces and trimmed “grocery-store-herb-section” lemongrass root.  I use the tender root pieces for curries and keep a zipper bag of the left over tough end stalks in the freezer for making this tea! 

To learn more about the health benefits of Lemongrass, read our blog: